Serendipity (and brain fog)

Ok, I admit, this cardio thing is turning out to be quite a challenge... maybe it's some kind of passive resistance, but it sort of feels like I have a non-stick teflon brain...I just keep "forgetting" to do the micro workouts... Ooooops ;) It's easy enough first thing in the morning, but as the day progresses I find myself sort of just.... not doing them.

But today I had some wonderful serendipitous flow! I had decided to treat myself to a spa day to celebrate the completion of 365 pain-free blog posts last year, and today was the day I had set aside. I've only just moved to Gothenburg so I didn't really know where to go, but a quick Google search led me to a couple places and I found which one was closest + seemed nicest and decided to go there. Hagabadet it is! Samuel is in London for work, so I had the day all to myself.


When I got to Hagabadet, an amazing Jugend style old bath house converted to modern spa and gym facility, it turned out that just today was their annual "Open House" day, so everything was free, including entrance to gym, spa, pilates and yoga classes and trial treatments. They even threw in fika and gluten free cookies. Whaaaat? Just today? On my scheduled spa day?! And as if that wasn't enough, they had some super deals on their open house day, which resulted in me signing up for a very advantageous membership - so now I can train at this beautiful place and use the spa during daytime as often as I want for the same price as a regular gym card.

I celebrated by having an 8 minute cardio session on an elliptical trainer, and after surprisingly surviving that, signed up for my first session with a personal trainer next wednesday.

Yikes. I've been looking for a good place to work out in Gothenburg ever since I decided to move here last August, but I didn't think it'd just pop up like this... out of the blue? How fun! Hopefully this will be the beginning of many great exercise experiences in my new hometown. And hopefully I will live to blog about it;)


  1. Wow, sounds like a really great day! Fantastic! So earned. :)

  2. Hi Anna

    I can't wait to check out your blog... I am a chronic pain sufferer, 3 car accidents, surgery, fibromyalgia, connective tissue disease, myofascial pain syndrome and early onset of osteoarthritis and I have reached my peak in pain. This year I told everyone that I was taking back my life, so far, fairly unsuccessful, but not fruitless, I look forward to checking out your blog and hopefully garnering some answers for myself.